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DiBella Law Offices, P.C. Kicks Off 2019 Scholarship!

By DiBella Law Offices on March 14, 2019

At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we are dedicated to giving back. We believe in investing in the future, and that’s why we want to help our country’s youth as much as we can.  To that end, we’re delighted to once again offer our annual “Writing the Future” scholarship. The awardee will be announced on June 9, 2019 and will receive a $500 scholarship to help with the costs of pursuing higher education.

How to Apply

We are passionate about giving back to our community and want to hear about the ways in which you’ve worked to do the same.  We ask that you prepare a short essay of 500 to 1,000 words, explaining why you believe you should be awarded the scholarship this year. Whether it’s raking a neighbor’s lawn, or volunteering at a retirement home, we want to hear about your good deeds! To apply for this year’s scholarship, simply head over to our application form to submit your information and short essay.

The submission deadline is May 7, 2019.  Any applications submitted after this date will not be considered.  You will only be contacted if you are a finalist in the scholarship contest.  All finalists will be contacted prior to the announcement on June 9, 2019.

Requirements

In addition to submitting a short essay, we are looking for applicants who:

  • Are currently enrolled as high school seniors and expect to graduate this year, or are currently enrolled in a two-year college with the intention of transferring to a four-year university or college program upon completion;
  • Have, or will earn, a high school diploma this calendar year;
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Are U.S. citizens or hold Permanent Residency status (DACA applicants are welcome); and
  • Have fully completed all required portions of the application form (incomplete entries and essays that do not adhere to the specified word count will not be considered).

For Finalists

We know there are many worthy candidates out there, so we try to be as thorough as possible.  Applicants who are chosen as finalists may be asked to verify some of the information in the application.  If contacted, you may be asked to provide any or all of the following:

  • School transcripts;
  • Proof of enrollment (which can include an acceptance letter, or an enrollment verification letter); and/or
  • Photo identification.

Please do not send copies of any of the above unless expressly asked or directed to do so.

We wish all our applicants the best of luck this year and look forward to lending a helping hand to the lucky winner as they prepare to take the next steps in their education.  If you’re ready to apply, head on over to our application form now.  Or, if you still have questions, call DiBella Law Offices, P.C. at (978) 327-5140 to learn more.

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